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Jon Jones camp releases statement on failed UFC 214 drug test

Jon Jones camp releases statement on failed UFC 214 drug test

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Earlier tonight shocking news broke that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been flagged by USADA for an Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.

Jon Jones had recently defeated Daniel Cormier on July 29 at UFC 214 via third-round knockout to capture the UFC light heavyweight crown.

As of this time Jon Jones has not been stripped of his UFC Light Heavyweight championship.

Jones manager and camp released the following statement after being flagged by USADA to MMAFighting.com:

“We are all at a complete loss for words right now. Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation. We are having the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination. Jon is crushed by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team, to support him.”

BREAKING! Jon Jones fails drug test stemming from UFC 214

BREAKING! Jon Jones fails drug test stemming from UFC 214

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer

Earlier tonight shocking news broke that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been flagged by USADA for an Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.

Jon Jones had recently defeated Daniel Cormier on July 29 at UFC 214 via third-round knockout to capture the UFC light heavyweight crown.

Here is the official statement from the UFC:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Jones, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before Jones’ bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, and USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Jones’ potential anti-doping violation.

Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

As of this time Jon Jones has not been stripped of his UFC Light Heavyweight championship.

Jon Jones reacts to Daniel Cormier crying following their fight at UFC 214

Jon Jones reacts to Daniel Cormier crying following their fight at UFC 214

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The feud between UFC light heavyweight fighters Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier resulted in arguably the biggest rivalry in the history of mixed martial arts.

That rivalry came to a head in the main event of last month’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, where Jones defeated his bitter rival (Cormier) via third-round knockout, thus reclaiming the UFC light heavyweight title which he had never really lost.

With all of the intense emotions leading up to their fight at UFC 214, it was clear that the winner of the Jones vs. Cormier rematch would be nothing short of elated, while the loser would be left heartbroken.

That is exactly how things played out, as Jones dropped to his knees with joy after having the UFC light heavyweight title wrapped around his waist by Dana White, while Cormier was seen in tears following the devastating setback.

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During his recent appearance with On Sway In The Morning, Jon Jones discussed how he felt watching Daniel Cormier cry following their main event scrap at UFC 214.

“It was tough to watch him cry because he is such a good ambassador for our sport. I feel like with one-on-one sports like MMA and boxing, these are sports where you see grown men cry.”

Jones continued:

“Your success is all on your shoulders, where on a basketball team or football team you can blame it on the other people on the court or field with you… with MMA, it’s all you out there. It’s just such a personal thing when you’re defeated. Your legacy and everything. They’re not talking about your team, they are talking about you forever. The way men get attached to this sport, it’s just this beautiful thing. It is why he cried. It just shows how much this sh*t means to him.”

Jones was asked if he had attempted to tease Daniel Cormier in the backstage area or anything like that following his title earning victory at UFC 214.

“Nah. You know I wanted to, because man he talked soo much sh*t leading up to the fight. But I didn’t. I don’t have to now because the memes that are out there right now, well, people are doing that for me. But you know after the fight I was being honest when I said to the audience that Daniel Cormier is such a respectable man and a champion, and he really is. He is a good example.”

Who are you hoping to see Jon Jones fight in his next octagon appearance?

Daniel Cormier issues a statement following his title loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214

Daniel Cormier issues a statement following his title loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Daniel Cormier suffered the first knockout loss of his professional career at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California.

“DC” was stopped by Jon Jones in the third-round of their event headlining fight, surrendering his UFC light heavyweight title in the process.

One day removed from the emotional setback, Daniel Cormier took to Instagram where he issued the following statement to his fans while congratulating Jon Jones on his victory.

“First off, thank you all for the kind words. I have felt the support. Congratulations to Jon Jones and his team. They did a phenomenal job and got the victory. Also, to Big John McCarthy, I would like to apologize for acting up with you. I am thankful for the time you gave me to try and defend myself and stay in the fight. You are the best in the business for a reason. I also wanna thank my team and my coaches. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Your time and energy is greatly appreciated. You guys did a wonderful job, I was ready. It’s a fist fight and things happen. Dana White and the @ufc, thank you for being the premiere organization in all of MMA. Again, congrats to Team Jones and JacksonWink. Love you all. I’ll see you soon. DC”

Who would you like to see Daniel Cormier fight in his next octagon appearance?